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History of King Richard III (Hesperus Classics) by Thomas More

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Published by Hesperus Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • British & Irish history: c 1000 to c 1500,
  • c 1000 CE to c 1500,
  • Royalty,
  • More, Thomas, Sir, Saint 1478-1535,
  • Fiction,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • England,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Royalty,
  • GREAT BRITAIN_KINGS AND RULERS,
  • RICHARD III, KING OF ENGLAND, 1452-1485,
  • Classics,
  • Literary

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8950907M
ISBN 101843911078
ISBN 109781843911074

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Richard III () was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the battle of Bosworth in signified the end of the Wars of the Roses and marked the start of the Tudor age. Many myths persist about the last Plantagenet king, whose remains were discovered beneath a Leicester car park in Richard III, also called (–83) Richard Plantagenet, duke of Gloucester, (born October 2, , Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England—died Aug , near Market Bosworth, Leicestershire), the last Plantagenet and Yorkist king of usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V in and perished in defeat to Henry Tudor (thereafter Henry VII) at the Battle of. Richard III is one of English history’s best known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked murderer, the discovery in of his skeleton in a Leicester parking lot re-ignited debate over the true character of England’s most controversial king/5(20). The History of King Richard III is a powerful portrayal of a monstrous ruler and a fascinating insight into the mind and motivations of its author. Scholar, politician, and one-time favorite of the Court of Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More is best known for his Utopia.

  (One of these, Paul Murray Kendall’s biography of the King, was the book through which Philippa Langley first encountered Richard III.) “The Daughter of Time” became a Author: Sara Polsky. The History of King Richard III is a powerful portrayal of a monstrous ruler and a fascinating insight into the mind and motivations of its author. Scholar, politician, and one-time favorite of the Court of Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More is best known for his Utopia. The Amazon Book Review Cited by: 7. Description. Thomas More – a public servant who from served on Henry VIII’s Privy Council and later became Lord Chancellor – wrote his History of King Richard III between around and More’s account – which dramatised conflicts, provided descriptions of both body and mind, and looked for causes as well as recording facts – was popular and was incorporated into the.   Richard III was a child when his family, the House of York, engaged in battle against the Lancastrians for control of the country. This long and bloody .

Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England. The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy. Wikipedia Book - Richard III. Standard CD cover. M4B audio book (96mb) Download cover art Download CD case insert. Richard III. William SHAKESPEARE ( - ) Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody.   The History of King Richard the Third is Thomas More's English masterpiece. With the help of Shakespeare, whose Richard the Third took More's work as its principal model, the History determined the historical reputation of an English king and spawned a seemingly endless controversy about the justness of that reputation. George M. Logan has produced a scholarly yet accessible /5(2). Richard III generated a great deal of interest both during and after Shakespeare's lifetime. It was published in quarto at least five times after being performed in Richard Burbage first played Richard the Third and made the "poisonous bunchbacked toad" () into one of .